Sun & Skin News: Fall 2014 (Vol. 31, No. 2)
Enjoying the outdoors is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but to assure that your time outside truly benefits your health, you have to protect yourself against the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Skin cancer prevention messages can be more effective when tailored to specific audiences such as outdoor workers, racial and ethnic groups, younger women, and men. Community leaders in schools, workplaces, non-profits and health care systems can form alliances to better spread these important messages. Read More
While individuals and interest groups are often the catalysts to spark changes in society, it is usually policies instituted by governmental bodies that cement changes on the broadest scale. Read More
It’s impossible to fully avoid UV exposure from the sun, but we can completely avoid the dangers of UV tanning beds. The Surgeon General has made this a major goal in the Call to Action. “Tanned skin is damaged skin,” he said repeatedly during the press conference announcing the initiative. “Indoor tanning is not a benefit to the nation’s public health,” he added.Read More
To stay on top of skin cancer, we need the most accurate and timely data related to the disease. Read More